Derek A. Kram, MD, FAAOS

Dr. Kram graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University. He attended medical school at Columbia University in New York and completed his General Surgery internship and Orthopaedic residency at Montefiore Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in Reconstructive Surgery of the knee and Sports Medicine at the Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic in Winter Park, Florida where he acted as assistant team doctor for the Orlando Magic professional basketball team. Dr. Kram has published articles and presented numerous scientific exhibits in general orthopaedics and the surgical treatment of arthritis, and has co-authored a textbook on the rehabilitation and treatment of fractures. In addition to general orthopaedics, Dr. Kram has a special interest in knee reconstruction. Dr. Kram volunteers his time coaching local children’s sports teams, has a black belt in karate, competes in a softball league, and enjoys skiing, golf, and fitness activities.

David M. Smink, MD, FAAOS

Dr. Smink joined the practice in 2005. He graduated with Honors from Amherst College where he was captain and MVP of the varsity ice hockey team. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland and served as Vice President of the Alpha Omega Alpha honors medical society local chapter. He trained in orthopaedic surgery at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago and then completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at Harvard University-Massachusetts General Hospital which afforded him the opportunity to be a team physician for the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, and the Harvard University Department of Athletics. He enjoys general orthopaedics with a special interest in shoulder and knee problems, athletic injuries, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Smink has a life-long interest in ice hockey and continues to play in a Montgomery County men’s league.

Dr. Gabriel L. Petruccelli, M.D.

With a special interest in sports medicine, particularly shoulder surgery, Dr. Petruccelli returns to Montgomery County. He graduated salutatorian from The Heights School in Potomac, MD where he played basketball and soccer. He then attended The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. receiving his BS in Exercise Science. He continued his education with a post-baccalaureate program, receiving a Certificate in Physiology at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia followed by receiving his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. Relocating to New York City, Dr. Petruccelli completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic residency at St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center/Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

His interest in sports medicine and shoulder surgery brought him to San Diego, CA where he completed his fellowship at San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine. There he worked closely with Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres. He also assisted the team physician for the San Diego State Aztecs most notably their soccer (men's & women's) and football teams. During his fellowship, Dr. Petruccelli published surgical technique videos for multiple national orthopaedic society meetings.

Dr. Petruccelli specializes in the arthroscopic repairs of the rotator cuff, arthroscopic shoulder instability, and ACL reconstructions with hamstring grafts. He also has a special interest in general orthopaedic fracture care as well as total shoulder replacements. He enjoys interacting with and helping all types of patients regardless of their age or activity level. He works closely with his physical therapists to ensure a safe rehabilitation protocol and recovery, and he enjoys seeing his patients return to their daily routines.

Dr. Petruccelli continues his interest in sports medicine by supporting the athletic programs at The Avalon School, Georgetown Preparatory School and his high school alma mater, the Heights School. He enjoys exercise, travel, music and cutting hair (ask him about it!)

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